The French Lieutenant’s Woman
UK – 1981 – Color – 124’
Direction: Karel Reisz | Screenplay: Harold Pinter, Karel Reisz | Cinematography: Freddie Francis | Editing: John Bloom | Music: Carl Davis | Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Peter Vaughan | Production: Leon Clore, Geoffrey Helman, Tom Maschler
Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.
*The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Harold Pinter and Best Actress for Meryl Streep.